FDA: The Nutrition Facts Label


In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated requirements for the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and drinks. FDA required changes to the Nutrition Facts label based on updated scientific information, new nutrition research, and input from the public. This was the first major update to the label in over 20 years. The refreshed design and updated information make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits.

Learn about What’s on the Nutrition Facts Label, including details on calories, serving sizes, added sugars, and more.

Education Campaign

The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s in it for You?” education campaign was developed by FDA to raise awareness about the changes to the Nutrition Facts label, increase its use, and help consumers, health care professionals, and educators learn how to use it as a tool for maintaining healthy dietary practices.

The education campaign includes outreach through many channels including social media, indoor/outdoor advertising, videos, and consumer-friendly downloadable educational materials.

In 2018, FDA announced the Nutrition Innovation Strategy, which sets a strategic course for taking action to reduce preventable death and disease related to poor nutrition. As part of the agency’s strategy, this new campaign supports consumer education as a key element of FDA’s ongoing public health efforts.

Interactive Label

Get more details on everything that’s listed on the Nutrition Facts label. Visit the Interactive Nutrition Facts Label to explore the label, from top to bottom.

This tool provides a detailed look at all the information listed on the Nutrition Facts label, helpful tips for a healthy diet, and downloadable fact sheets to keep and share.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/food/nutrition-education-resources-materials/nutrition-facts-label